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Eco-Friendly Weekend Activities: NYC

2014 March 13

The weather is supposed to be warmer this weekend, so there’s no excuse for staying home! Check out our sustainable suggestions and let us know if we missed something in the comments section.

Family Art Project: Make mobiles of birds returning to the north for spring. Free until noon. Wave Hill House, Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. – noon.

Heart of the Park Tour: Take a free walking tour of the highlights of Central Park. Saturday, March 15, noon – 1:30 p.m.

Introduction to Birdwatching: Tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that live in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Prospect Park. Saturday, March 15, noon – 1 p.m.

Leprechaun Hike: Dress for hiking and searching for the elusive leprechauns of Staten Island. Suitable for children ages 7 and up. Sunday, March 16, 1 p.m.

QueensWay Bike Tour: Join along for an education ride through Central Queens and learn about a community effort to transform abandoned railway into a bike path and park. Various starting times and locations, Saturday, March 15.

Stay Well Exercise: Mature adults, 50+ are invited to participate in gentle exercise classes at the Kingsbridge Library, Friday, March 14, 10 a.m.

Volunteer Pruning Day: Head out to the Queens County Farm Museum and learn the basics of tree pruning in their apple orchard. Sunday, March 16, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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